Maybe I Need A 3DS To Sate Burning Old-School Desires
I never wanted a Nintendo 3DS. I still don't want one...well, not really.
I really don't play many handheld games anymore. If I'm going to play a video game these days, chances are, I'm going to be playing on one of my home consoles.
However, over the past few months, it has come to my attention that the 3DS has a few titles that I might really want to play. The Wii U? Waste of money. I'd never touch it with the PS4 and PS3 hooked up. But the 3DS...who knows? Maybe I'd end up playing it even more than the Vita, which gathers dust far too often.
Last year, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds really blew people away. I had to check it out before our PSXE Game of the Year Awards; I wanted to see if it might win "Best Non-PlayStation Game." I borrowed a friend's 3DS to play it and wow, I loved it! I haven't played a Zelda I've actually liked in many years; Wind Waker and other titles just didn't do it for me. Then I see this cool feature article at GameSpot, saying that every Final Fantasy fan should play Bravely Default.
As I was forced to subject myself to the colossal mountain of disappointment that was the Lightning Returns demo, I've been pretty down on FF lately. Something like Bravely Default could be just what I need. I could always go back and play the real FF titles, like FFVII, VIII, IX, X, etc., but I've done that already. Bravely Default has gone over very well with a certain type of JRPG fan; my type, in fact. I never really cared much for the anime angle of it but I've always loved those "old-fashioned" mechanics. So, is this another great reason to have a 3DS? I think it is.
I wonder if there are other titles I'd be interested in...might have to do some research. :)
1/25/2014 2:15:46 PM Ben Dutka